I was over at Building the Dam yesterday reading a post recommended by Nestor. It was a positional analysis on UCLA in 2009. While I was there, I noticed some posts with Upgrade or Downgrade polls for different positions. I thought it would be fun to do here (yes, I'm dying for football to start).
I'll probably do a few different positions where it is unclear on whether or not we'll be ugrading. I'll also do positions where it might be unclear on who should start. I won't poll for positions where the player returning for 2009 was the starter last year (unless it looks like a backup might be just as good).
Among the first positions I thought to start with was strong safety. Last year, Bret Lockett did a solid job for us, but I don't know much about Glenn Love. I was at the spring game, but I didnt' get out to the practices. So, what do you guys think? Is Glenn Love an upgrade, downgrade, or about the same as last year's Bret Lockett? Comments are welcome, and I'd like to hear from some people who have seen Glenn in practice.